The Sun has just entered the brilliant sign of Gemini, and now the Moon aligns with the Sun, fusing the solar consciousness with lunar magic at a time when the Moon is closest to Earth – a Super Moon (™ ) and one of a trio of Super New Moons (April, May and June).
Super Moons can exert a more powerful influence than ordinary lunations – on a personal level we may feel this as a burst of emotional energy and intensity. Globally, Super Moons are associated with an increase in tidal intensity and seismic forces. Richard calls the Super New Moons “stealth Super Moons” because we don’t see the huge Super Moon in all its glory.
Gemini season tends to speed up time – a firehose of information, thoughts and ideas can be somewhat overwhelming but also exciting and enlightening. Under the influence of Gemini we are more open to new experiences and recreating ourselves by trying on new personas and ways of thinking. Here we have not only the Sun and Moon in Gemini, but also Mars, the planet of action and initiation. There are so many choices now – so many attractive options it can be somewhat dizzying. But an opposition from Saturn, planet of form and structure, will help to ground and contain us.
This New Moon is opposed by the Black Moon Lilith, suggesting that a deep and ancient voice from our past may emerge and demand to be heard. In addition, a challenging square from Pluto (intensity and transformation) to Venus (relationships) could create some stress in our interpersonal connections or at the very least, intensify these contacts and facilitate their evolution.
Light and airy energies such as Gemini operate more effectively when combined with more intense planetary factors, so this New Moon offers a wonderful balance to help us to generate a new direction in our lives. New Moons of any kind, Super or not, are times of initiation and a new beginning. This New Moon is a time to consider options and perhaps travel new roads.
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